60th Wedding Anniversary Toasts For Parents

Lucky you being given the honor of raising the 60th Wedding Anniversary toasts for your parents and even if you are a bit nervous and not sure what to say or even when to say the toast, help is here.

What Is An Anniversary Toast?

Lets start with what a toast is because what it isn't is a speech (lots of free printable speech ideas here).

According to the Webster's dictionary it is 

"an act of proposing a drink in honor of or of drinking in honor of someone or something"

A simple toast example would be 

Please join me in raising your glass to my parents Mr and Mrs Diamond on their 60th Wedding Anniversary, wishing them good health and happiness on this special occasion.

In other words a toast is short, think 5 minutes maximum and its purpose is to get everyone to raise their glass, possibly stand up and wish your parents a Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary wishing them love, health and happiness.

When Would You Say Your 60th Anniversary Toast?

If you are planning on having speeches then your toast would be at the end of the speeches. Everyone can then stand up and raise their glasses to wish your parents a very Happy 60th Anniversary.

"... and that just leaves me to ask you to raise your glasses to the Happy Couple and join with me in wishing my parents a very Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary" some people may then want to stand up and raise their glasses, which you can then say "Congratulations Mom and Dad, wishing you many more years of happiness and good health."

If you aren't planning on speeches then a toast would be good when everyone has arrived and has a glass in their hand.

"I wanted to thank you for coming today to celebrate Mom and Dad's special day, their 60th Anniversary. They have shown us all unconditional love for the last sixty years and what a Happy Marriage is. They truly are the best parents anyone could ask for and we can see that their strong bond has helped them through hard times and fun times. Please join me to raise a glass to the Happy Couple."

As you will then have everyone's attention you may want to then follow this with the cutting of the Anniversary cake if your parents are having one.

If you are having a sit-down dinner then you could either say your toast at the beginning of the meal or at the end. You may want to have a glass of Champagne or something sparkly for everyone to toast your parents.

"Friends and family we are all here together tonight due to the tiny threads that my parents have weaved together for the past sixty years and more. Not forgetting we are all lucky that we have had Bob and Lily (change to your parent's names) in our lives as friends and family for a long time showing us what a good marriage is. 

I asked my Mom and Dad what they thought the secret of a Happy Marriage was and they said ... (actually ask your Mom and Dad what they think it is, there are bound to be some funny quotes that you can use) As you can see they are a perfect match and it is very true that time flies when you are having fun, sixty years have flown by for them both.

Please join me to raise a glass for my Mom and Dad and wish them both a very Happy Diamond Anniversary."

anniversary cake

What To Put In Your 60th Anniversary Toast For Your Parents

  1. Introduction: Why everyone is here "To celebrate my Mom and Dad's 60th Anniversary" or "We are all here tonight to celebrate how fantastic Bill and Joyce are. Especially Joyce, my Mom who has always been the best person to go to when you need help on ... and Bill, my Dad the best person to go to when you don't want to tell my Mom what you have been up to!"
  2. A few words on why your parent's are an Adorable couple
  3. And then ended with everyone raising their glasses "Please join me to raise a toast to wish my parent's good health and happiness and a very Happy 60th Anniversary" 
  4. Clink of glasses

Words To Use To Describe Your Parents

It can be hard as a child to see your parents as their friends and other family members see them and to find the right words to describe them and their marriage because at the end of the day they are your Mom and Dad. 

These phrases are lovely ways to describe a couple 

  • Best friends
  • Perfect match
  • True Love
  • Adorable couple
  • Wonderful couple
  • Happily married

"Let's raise a toast to two very special people who are so much in love. We wish you both to stay blessed in love, happiness and good health. Happy 60th Anniversary"

Quotes for Your 60th Anniversary Toast

A classic line in an Anniversary toast is that you looked up the definition of a Happy Marriage and there were your parent's names. To be fair it is a bit cheesy but it makes people smile.

You can instead use one of these quotes in the part of your toast where you are describing your parents or start with the quote and say how much it reminds you of the love or relationship that your parents share.

  • "Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile."
  • "There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."
    Martin Luther
  • "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."
    Simone Signoret
  • "The couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart and come out
    even stronger than they were before."

Bible Quotes for your 60th Anniversary Toast

  • "And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3:14
  • "Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ." Ephesians 5:20-21
  • "let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7

May God continue to bless you with love and a strong marriage.

Personalized Toasting Glasses

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A 60th Wedding Anniversary is a very special occasion and one that not many couples are lucky to celebrate.

These personalized toasting glasses are a perfect gift for your parents and they will also look fantastic in the photos.

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Wishing your Parents and very Happy 60th Anniversary from all of us!

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